Accra Ghana Temple
|Accra Ghana Temple|
The Accra Ghana Temple at Christmastime 2007
|Dedicated||11 January 2004 by |
Gordon B. Hinckley
|Site||6 acres (2.4 hectares)|
|Floor area||17,500 sq ft (1,630 m2)|
|Preceded by||Redlands California Temple|
|Followed by||Copenhagen Denmark Temple|
|Official website • News & images|
The building of the Accra Ghana Temple was announced on February 16, 1998. Years before the temple was announced, LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley had promised members in the area they would someday have a temple close by. When the temple was announced Hinckley also told those in attendance that the church had been trying to find a place to build a temple in Ghana for five years. The temple in Accra is the second of three temples built in Africa.
A site dedication and groundbreaking ceremony was held on November 16, 2001. Russell M. Nelson, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, led the ceremony. The vice president of Ghana, Aliu Mahama, as well as other officials, participated in the groundbreaking ceremony and a radio station and Ghana Television covered the event. The temple sits on 6 acres (24,000 m2) on the main avenue that runs through the center of Accra. The exterior of the temple is made of Namibia Pearl Granite.
The temple was open to the public from December 3rd through 20th, 2003. During the tour people were able to see the craftsmanship utilized on the interior of the temple. All of the materials used in the building of the temple were from the area. Moldings in the temple were made of the native makore wood, skilled men in the area handcrafted the furniture and the art-glass windows reflect the culture. The vice president of Ghana as well as many other officials took tours through the temple.
Hinckley dedicated the Accra Ghana Temple on January 11, 2004. It has a total of 17,500 square feet (1,630 m2), two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms. 
There is a stake center on the grounds of the temple. While all members of the church with a valid temple recommend are able to visit the temple, it primarily serves members in Benin, Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
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- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ghana
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